The new NXT Halloween Havoc logo shows no signs of it being branded as a TakeOver despite previous reports.
Back in August, it was reported that NXT was bringing back its annual Halloween Havoc special. PWInsider first reported that the show would take place on Saturday, October 22, and that date has finally been confirmed by NXT’s social media.
Last week, a new logo signaled that the black and gold era of NXT may be coming back to television, and a report from Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live stated plans to brand Halloween Havoc as a TakeOver, restoring more of the brand identity that was lost when making the switch to NXT 2.0.
However, when the new NXT Halloween Havoc logo was revealed on social media, the name TakeOver was nowhere in sight. The logo does sport the new rendition of the NXT logo along with a purple and orange theme, but as of now the show is simply being called NXT Halloween Havoc. It remains to be seen whether the TakeOver name will be added later.
#WWENXT Halloween Havoc is BACK! 🎃
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 21, 2022
The first match confirmed for NXT Halloween Havoc is a ladder match to determine the new NXT North American Champion after Solo Sikoa was forced to vacate the title this week. As he was the man to lose the North American Championship in controversial fashion, Shawn Michaels determined that he would be entered into the ladder match along with four other men who would qualify over the coming weeks.
Later in the show, Oro Mensah made his NXT debut and defeated Grayson Waller to become the second man to qualify for the ladder match.
As multiple NXT episodes were taped on September 14th, the main event for Halloween Havoc has been revealed as of the September 27th episode. Those who wish to view the spoilers for next week’s show can do so here.